-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Joseph Richard Cook

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Date of birth: 21st August 1922
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: James and Georgina Cook
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 160690
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Joseph was born on 22nd August 1922 to parents James and Georgina (Nancy) Cook, of Stoke, Warwickshire. The family resided at Resided at 113 St. George's Road, Coventry. He is known to have had a brother named Royston.

Joseph was employed by Humber Ltd. prior to joining the Navy in March 1937. He was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)